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Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' (Panicle hydrangea)

Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' hy-DRAIN-jah pah-nik-yew-LAY-tah Common Name: Panicle hydrangea Genus: Hydrangea
'Tardiva' is a late-flowering (early to late autumn) cultivar with loosely-packed, sharply pointed white flower heads that turn purplish-pink with age. It is a vigorous, fast growing deciduous shrub that reaches 8 to 12 feet tall.
Noteworthy characteristics: This is one of the most cold-hardy species. It may be grown as a single-stemmed specimen or as a multi-stemmed shrub. Flowers are good for cutting and drying.
Care: Grow in moist, but well-drained soil, in sun to partial shade. Blooms on current season's wood; may be cut back to a few buds to form a framework in spring to produce larger flowers, or alternately, allow to grow with minimal pruning.
Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame in spring; take softwood cuttings in early summer, hardwood cuttings in winter.
Problems: Gray mold, slugs, powdery mildew, rust, ringspot virus, leaf spots.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Tolerance Frost Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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